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Dec
15
2014
Flowers for Algernon

I like spending my free time reading books. Although i don’t have a good memory and my english are far from perfect, i prefer to read books in english.

A few days ago I was wondering what my potentials would be if i could remember everything i have ever read in my life. When discussing that with a good friend, she told me to read:

Flowers for Algernon

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The book is AMAZING !

Is about the life of a retarded person, Charlie Gordon, whom - through a brain surgery - was given the gift of intelligence. The only problem is that no one knows how much time Charlie has, before loosing it all. What would you do if you had all the knowledge of the world, speaking 12 languages and understanding every scientific field there is? We are viewing the progress of Charlie though his reports and seeing him transform from a dummy friendly person to an egoistic self-center genius!

Charlie also has another problem. The problem that no one treats him like a person. Before he was the laugh of everyone, after a guinea pig. As his understanding of the world is growing, the same goes for his mental and physiological state. He is straggling to find out who is he real, what’s his place in the world. To learn from his retarded past, to make amens with his parents, to accept his future.

“First published in 1959 as a short story, Flowers for Algernon was released in novel form in 1966 and has since sold millions of copies.”

There are already two movies (at least), some theatrical plays, audio books, cliff notes, study notes, summaries, reviews, etc etc

You have to read this book!

Tag(s): books
Dec
11
2014
tinc-vpn on android

I ‘ve updated my wiki page to add an android section to my tinc-vpn setup.

So here it is my: tinc-vpn to a redirect-gateway instructions.

Dec
02
2014
genetics and police procedural

From my previous book-related blog post, I ‘ve read NONE of them and started two new books:

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So, why did I choose those books?

I am a fan boy of police procedural stories (Jeffery Deaver is the BEST in this category) and the DNA-genetic approach was intriguing me. I had tons of questions and a very good friend of mine answered all of my questions on the subject.

So what’s the story of the first book ?

A detective with a dark side is trying to solve a missing-person case. With a strange twist the missing case is transformed to a series of deaths relating to a company that performs genetic research! The dark side of the detective is based on his primitive instincts and that is a result of genetic chimeras. I dont want to spill the beans and that’s way i will not write more about the book. The story is well written and has a technical base around genetics. The book challenges the ethics of DNA research and at what cost we are going to change the quality of our life.

The second book is the sequel of the detective’s story. The detective doesnt seem to be so stable as in the first book. He has health problems and the biggest one is that he is now trying to catch a serial killer who is defacing his victims with acid! The main story is around a HIV research facility which is doing human trials on a new vaccine. The detective is running out of time as his body crashing and everyone has abandoned him.

Tag(s): books
Dec
01
2014
greek spammers part two

Nov 2 2014 - Dec 1 2014

Top spammers:


1. adsgreece.com
2. globalgreece.gr
3. nfs.gr
4. specisoft.biz
5. aldridge.com

Blocked via postfix:

/etc/postfix/header_checks


/massnews\.gr/                  REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=1"
/glc-emea\.com/                 REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=2"
/To:.*info@balaskas\.gr/        REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=3"
/Akis.Angelakis/        REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=4"
/from.*mailendo.com/            REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=5"
/specisoft\.biz/                REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=6"
/advantech\.gr/                 REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=7"
/adsgreece\.com/                REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=8"
/2020web\.gr/                   REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=9"
/nfs\.gr/                       REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=10"
/polimonotiki/                  REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=11"
/eliamep\.org/                  REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=12"
/ellak\.gr/                     REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=13"
/seminaria\.gr/         REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=14"
/stock-house\.gr/       REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=15"
/Lesfemmes/i            REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=16"
/aldridge\.com/         REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=17"
/inter\.net/            REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=18"
/plexpr\.tk/            REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=19"
/industrydisruptors\.org/   REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=20"
/xinis\.com/            REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=21"
/globalgreece\.gr/      REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=22"
/hostzone\.gr/          REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=23"
/mailinglist\.gr/       REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=24"
/profitconsult\.gr/     REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=25"
/pedersenco\.com/       REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=26"
/diadima\.gr/           REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=27"
/helenco\.gr/           REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=28"
/adplus\.gr/            REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=29"
/entos\.gr/         REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=30"
/4udeals\.gr/           REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=31"
/oncseminars\.gr/       REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=32"
/enimerwsi\.gr/         REJECT "Plz stop sending SPAM id=33"

Tag(s): greek, spam, postfix